Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a group of conditions that affect the
temporomandibular jaw joint and the surrounding muscles, often resulting in
prolonged and severe pain.
Botox works by paralyzing the tight muscles around the jaw, eliminating the
resulting pain. Botox can also be used to relieve headaches caused by clenching
or grinding. A small amount of Botox is injected into the problematic muscles, and
injection sites will be specifically formulated to target the specific causes of your
Is Botox permanent?
No, Botox injections are not permanent. The Botox solution is gradually absorbed
by your body over time and most typically lasts 3 – 4 months. This makes Botox
an ideal solution for TMJ pain as patients can experience immediate pain relief,
while implementing solutions to remedy the underlying cause of the pain; such as
a soft diet, jaw exercises, or being fitted with customized night guard to prevent
teeth clenching and grinding at night.
Will Botox Treatment Hurt?
As with any injection, there may be some pain associated with the injection of
Botox, but this is restricted to the insertion of the needle. Pain will be brief and you
will be able to resume your normal activities directly after the appointment.
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